Kathy Hagen, owner of Prairie Flowers, grows flowers through the summer but adds a twist by drying blooms to sell in wreaths, swags and other arrangements during the fall. Now is the time for gardeners to pluck blossoms - at the height of freshness - that will make the most attractive dried specimens.
Prairie Flowers owner Kathy Hagen looks over a wreath filled with the dried bounty of a summer spent gardening. Hagen sells her fresh and dried creations at the Lawrence Farmers Market.
Kathy Hagen, of Prairie Flowers, grows flowers through the summer but adds a twist by drying some to sell at the Lawrence Farmers Market.
Baskets hang from Kathy Hagen's studio ceiling.
Hagen works in her studio on a freshly picked group of flowers
Kathy Hagen manages one of her zinnia beds.